An orchid is a very grateful plant, because its flowering continues for several weeks. Florists are starting to appreciate and breed it more and more often. There are a very large number of varieties of this flower, for every taste and wallet. But in order to wait for her flowering, you need to know well all the flaws of this capricious beauty. Fortunately, those simple types that our stores offer do not have particular problems in their care.
There are several important tips, but special attention should be paid to watering the plant
Phalaenopsis is usually watered by soaking the pot in a container with water. For this, the flower is planted in a special double pot or placed in a vessel with warm water. It covers the pot a few centimeters to the top. The plant should be like this for 15-20 minutes. Water slowly saturates the substrate where the flower grows with moisture. When the orchid begins to throw out the first buds for flowering, it is fed with a special fertilizer for orchids. It is dissolved in water or a stick of fertilizer is stuck into the substrate. But you need to do this very rarely, so as not to overfeed the plant.
If the flower is watered from above on the substrate, you need to try to get to the aerial roots of the plant so that it becomes greener and fleshy.
Also, during such procedures, a hygienic procedure is carried out: old yellowed or shriveled leaves, dry aerial rhizomes and spent flower stalks are removed.
After the specified time, the water from the container is drained completely so that the roots do not rot, which will lead to the rapid death of the plant.
At the same time, the outside and inside of the double planter should be thoroughly washed to remove possible harmful fungi and bacteria.
When watering orchids, pay attention to the dryness of the air in the room where they grow and the time of year. Especially in winter when the heating batteries are on or in the summer heat. You need to soak the plant at least once every 7-10 days, and at other times water much less.